Pinning for Life: laundry detergent

Has anybody been to the store recently, and instead of just grabbing what you need you actually look at the price and see how expensive basic household needs are? It’s ridiculous how much you have to pay for items such as laundry detergent.  You know you can make your own detergent for a little bit more, but it last a lot longer. Just recently I moved to college, and we all know how expensive college can be.  To save a few dollars for myself (and my parents) I made my own detergent.  I got on Pinterest one day and saw someone pinned a recipe to make dry detergent that last for about a year and actually smells good! I’m not kidding on that part, it really does smell good.  To make it all you need is 1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax, 1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean, 2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote soap (another alternative to that would be Fels Naptha), 1-2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener, and lastly 1 (alb) Box of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda.  To put everything together make sure you have a big bucket, and plenty of storage for it when your done. Once you have your supplies, grab your Zote Soap (or your Fels Naptha) and grate it up with a cheese grater.  I swear this is the only hard part to it, and it’s not even hard its just a workout! After you grate up what looks like pink shredded cheese, get your bucket and just layer everything.  It’s the easiest way to make sure everything is mixed up well.  Alternate between all of the ingredients, and when finished mix it together.  That’s it you’re done! Just put everything into old detergent bottles, or leave it in the bucket and find a way to seal it up.  I used the Purex bottle, an old detergent bottle, and I could fit the rest in the OxyClean bottle!DIY Detergent


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